I’d Like to Welcome Contemporary Suspense and Paranormal Author, Alicia Dean!
I met Alicia online through an author site and I consider her a friend and mentor. I’m proud to say she’s also the editor for my most recent release. Speaking of recent releases, Alicia’s new paranormal, Caster’s Unfriendly Ghost, is on our docket today. But first, let’s meet Alicia!
Welcome, Alicia! I have a few questions for you. 🙂
If you had to name the three biggest differences between you and Emily Tillman, the heroine in Caster’s Unfriendly Ghost, what would they be?
She is young and hot.
She wants marriage
She is trying to resist Reese Caster, no way would I do that. 🙂
I’m about half way through your book and I have to say Reese Caster would definitely be hard to resist!
Okay, next question: If you could have any meal delivered to your door right now, what would it be?
Steak Florentine, sautéed mushrooms, loaded baked potato, dinner rolls, red velvet cheesecake.
Okay, now you’re making me hungry. If you only knew how many years it’s been since I’ve had a loaded baked potato.
Finally, if you could have created any one great work of art (novel, song, etc.) by another artist, what would it be?
Gone with the Wind, for the novel. I’m totally jealous and in awe of the magnificence and beauty of the story, and of the longevity of its popularity. Suspicious Minds by Elvis, it’s one of my favorites of his songs, and it was a huge hit. (I cheated and named two)
Cheating here is perfectly acceptable! And, I agree, it is amazing how Gone with the Wind has stood the test of time in the literary world. Then, there’s the King…enough said.
HERE’S THE BLURB:
A year after her husband’s death, Emily Tillman is ready to start dating again, and hopefully, find what she’s always wanted—marriage and children. But the man who broke her heart five years ago is back. And he’s anything but the marrying kind.
Confirmed bachelor Reese Caster is perfectly content with his life—and he’s finally over Emily, the one woman who almost made him commit. Now, his world is rocked when her dead husband shows up, demanding that Reese pursue Emily to keep her out of the clutches of her latest suitor—a jerk who is only after her money.
Being around Emily again has made Reese reconsider his bachelor life style. But now that the threat of the other man is gone, the pesky ghost wants Reese to break things off. Can he and Emily find the love they were denied, or will the ghost of her dead husband destroy their chances?
Okay friends, now it’s time to read an excerpt form Caster’s Unfriendly Ghost. Enjoy!
After everyone else had left, Rachel hung behind. She crossed her arms and scowled at Emily.
“You’re doing it again.”
Emily raised her brows. “Doing what?”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” Emily focused on gathering the tickets and other items, refusing to meet Rachel’s gaze.
“For Caster. You’re falling in love with him all over again.”
Emily was silent for several moments, and her friend let out an exasperated breath. “Come on, we’ve been friends since we were kids. You’ve never lied to me before. Admit it.”
Emily cleared her throat and let out a long sigh. “I don’t ever think I unfell.”
Rachel raised her brows as if she hadn’t expected her to admit it so quickly. “Oh Lordy, girlfriend, are you in trouble.”
“Most definitely a possibility.”
“What are you going to do?”
“I don’t know exactly.”
“Maybe you should take things to the next level with Ken. It will keep you from making a mistake with Caster.”
“I don’t need one man to keep me from making a fool of myself over another.” I hope… “But I do need your help. Trade me roles. I can’t keep doing this with Caster night after night.”
“You want my Lizzie Borden ax? You want me to cozy up to that…monster?”
Emily winced. “Yeah, please? For me?”
Rachel let out a heavy sigh and tugged the wildly frazzled wig from her head. “Fine, then. Anything to keep you out of Satan’s clutches.”
Emily chuckled. “So, don’t hold back. How do you really feel about him?”
Alicia Dean lives in Edmond, Oklahoma. She has three grown children and a huge network of supportive friends and family. She writes mostly contemporary suspense and paranormal, but has also written in other genres, including a few vintage historicals.
Other than reading and writing, her passions are Elvis Presley, MLB, NFL (she usually works in a mention of one or all three into her stories) and watching her favorite televisions shows like Vampire Diaries, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Haven, The Mindy Project, and Dexter (even though it has sadly ended, she will forever be a fan). Some of her favorite authors are Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Lee Child, Lisa Gardner, Sharon Sala, Jordan Dane, Ridley Pearson, Joseph Finder, and Jonathan Kellerman…to name a few.
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